The Falsity Criterion in the Definition of Delusion

Reflection upon and attention to the clinical literature raise a number of difficulties concerning the DSM’s attempt to define delusion. Chief among the contested aspects is what I will call the falsity criterion. Should delusion be defined as being false? The answer is usually a resounding no. I agree - the fact that the DSM still chooses to include the falsity criterion is an unfortunate oversight. However, what concerns me here is the way that most authors, including Maung in a recent issue of this journal, argue for this plausibly true conclusion.
Keywords delusion  definition  DSM  DSM-5  psychiatry  psychopathology  falsity  unfalsifiability  circularity
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